Huawei and Barcelona-based multimedia communications company, Mediapro, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate in the distribution of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) over 5G networks.
The MoU took place at the Middle East Huawei 5G Ecosystem Conference during Huawei Innovation Day on 15 October 2018, during GITEX, in Dubai.
Some of the first industry use cases for 5G are expected to be in VR and AR. 5G will provide a platform for VR and AR to live stream media through Huawei’s media cloud application.
Commenting on the partnership, Omar Pleite Guerra, General Manager, Mediapro Middle East, said: “We are confident this collaboration will accelerate the development of 5G broadband. It comes at a crucial time. Telecoms consulting and research firm, Analysys Mason, predicts that by 2030 potential 5G revenue opportunities from new digital services in the media and entertainment industries across the GCC are expected to reach $31 billion.”
Safder Nazir, Regional Vice President from Huawei Middle East added: “Through this landmark collaboration with Mediapro, we can continue with our overarching aim to build a digital ecosystem in the Middle East. Huawei’s research and development into 5G technology is driven by our vision to bring digital to every person, home, and organization for a fully connected and intelligent world.”
Huawei’s video cloud solution has reportedly been deployed by more than 140 million subscribers worldwide.